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2015 November 6
Beef and dairy producers should watch their herds carefully this fall for signs of the blood disease anaplasmosis, a Purdue animal health specialist says. The disease causes severe and potentially fatal anemia in cattle but poses no threat to humans.


2015 November 6
Funded by a new $2.5 million grant, OSU Plant Pathologist Christopher Mundt and his team are probing infectious diseases of humans, animals and plants that have a distinctive trait in common: the capability of the pathogen— whether virus, fungus or bacterium—to transmit itself over long distances.


by WLJ
2015 November 6
“It’s an honor for me to represent the breed that has been my family’s passion for four generations,” Shaw said. “Having grown up through the National Junior Hereford Association program, the Hereford breed and breeders have given me a lot of opportunities, and it is a pleasure for me to be able to give something back.


by WLJ
2015 November 6
The Water Sustainability Fund (WSF) is a new source of financial support for programs, projects or activities that can help the State of Nebraska achieve its goals for sustainable use of its water resources.


2015 October 30
Helping to eliminate red tape and increase efficiency in hauling livestock is the premise of the Highway Exceptions for Ranchers’ Deliveries Act of 2015 (HERD). The bill, HR 3726, introduced Oct. 8 by Florida Rep. Tom Rooney (R-17), would increase the weight limit for livestock trucks to 95,000 pounds on five axles.


2015 October 30
Infectious and contagious diseases in livestock production can be devastating to those who are directly and indirectly involved in agriculture. In addition to the hardships associated with taking care of the diseases themselves, people also have to consider the potential economic impact.


by DTN
2015 October 30
El Niño is the term used to describe a large-scale warming of the equatorial Pacific waters, along with an atmospheric circulation which results in sustained west-to-east low-latitude jet stream winds. The current El Niño was first identified in March of this year.


2015 October 30
“Residue grazing is an example of how integrating crops and livestock results in a ‘win-win,’” Rusche said. “Corn stalk grazing represents an opportunity to cut feed costs for ranchers, or serve as a source of supplemental income for crop farmers, without hurting yields next year.


2015 October 30
“While weaning time usually requires all hands on deck, we can also take advantage of this time to manage the cows before they are sent back out to pasture,” said Taylor Grussing, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.


2015 October 30
Through their travels to places such as Brazil, India, Ghana, Rwanda and Congo, Howard G. Buffett and his son Howard W. Buffett have come to recognize that it’s important to understand the country-, culture- and environment-specific challenges every country faces.


by WLJ
2015 October 30
Beef producers meeting in Mazatlan, Mexico, Oct. 22-23 unanimously agreed on expansion of the Five Nations Beef Alliance by endorsing the membership of producer representatives from both Brazil and Paraguay. With the new members, the group was renamed the International Beef Alliance.


2015 October 30
“However, producers must evaluate individual fields and grazing scenarios, and make appropriate management plans to ensure cattle health,” Beef Cattle Specialist Carl Dahlen says. “Cattle preferentially will consume grain and leaves before consuming lower-quality stalk material.


by WLJ
2015 October 30
As General Manager, she will lead the day-to-day operations of CHB. “We are excited to have Amari join our staff and lead the CHB team,” says Jack Ward, American Hereford Association Executive Vice President.


2015 October 30
A recently released report concerning consumer safety of antibiotics in meat and poultry products may have raised more questions than it answered, explained Amanda Blair, Associate Professor and South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Meat Science Specialist.


by WLJ
2015 October 30
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University (K-State) has announced the appointment of Brad White as the Interim Director for its Beef Cattle Institute, which was founded in 2007 to create an important connection with the beef cattle industry.